Social Worker/ Approved Mental Health Practitioner (AMHP))
5 days left
Mental health services in Warwickshire have been designed around national diagnosis care clusters which allow our community teams – known as Integrated Practice Units or IPUs - to provide tailored and specialist support to service users and families they work with on a daily basis. North Warwickshire 18-21 IPU is the specialist Dementia Service team and is based across two sites – one in Nuneaton and one in Rugby.
Warwickshire County Council has a section 75 agreement with Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust (CWPT) and we are now looking for an experienced and passionate social worker (or preferably Approved Mental Health Professional) to join the small but dedicated multi-disciplinary team in Rugby, based at the Railings. The successful candidate will be seconded to work within CWPT with people who have complex dementia requiring care co-ordination under the Care Programme Approach. This team is proactive in embedding and utilising multidisciplinary roles to provide recovery and outcome-focused interventions. While social workers act as care co-ordinators they also retain a distinct social work identity and will promote social care interventions.
Ideally we’re looking for an Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) or a Social Worker who is experienced in working within mental health services with at least two years’ experience of mental health work. In certain circumstances we would consider a less experienced candidate who has the values, qualities, attitudes and life experience that we are looking for including Newly Qualified Social Workers.
Working within an established team, you’ll be managing a caseload with clients who have complex dementia. Undertaking the role of care co-ordination and, if a qualified AMHP contributing to the countywide AMHP rota, you’ll work in a client-centred and holistic way to promote personalisation and empower individuals to make choices, supporting them in achieving their current goals in aiding and enabling their recovery.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate that they can work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team, using evidence-based approaches in the assessment and delivery of time limited interventions. You’ll be communicating with a wide variety of clients, professionals, partners and agencies and will be working on your own initiative and making decisions in pressurised situations.
Although employed by Warwickshire County Council, this role is seconded to the Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Partnership Trust under a long-standing and successful section 75 agreement.
£36,922 pa - £38,890 pa for qualified AMHPs
Please note salary below for candidates who are not AMHP trained (depending on experience)
Level 2 Social Worker – £29,577 pa - £32,234 pa
Level 3 Social Worker – £32,234 pa - £34,728 pa
Location – The Railings, Rugby.
Skills & Experience
To be successful in this role you’ll ideally be an Approved Mental Health Professional, or willing to train and practice as one. With a Social work qualification, registered with Social Work England, ideally you’ll have at least 2 years’ experience of working with people with mental health and/or dementia and we see this as an ideal opportunity to further develop specialist skills.
It’s important you have strong analytical and communication skills and you can work on your own initiative as well as collaboratively with colleagues. With the ability to work to tight deadlines, often under pressure as well as maintaining composure and your professional stance, you’ll be used to making difficult decisions.
Strong at influencing and persuading as well as being flexible and innovative in your approach is also important. Professional social work supervision and line management supervision is provided.
For an informal discussion please contact CWPT Team Manager Janet MacKreth on 07798 841 863 or Warwickshire County Council Lead Practitioner Rachel Ball on 07917 515 799.
Closing Date: Monday 26th October 2020
Interview date: Interviews will commence during the first week of November (this may be held on Microsoft Teams).
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